2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Veenty
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Veenty » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Chile
Major(s): Dual degree Physics and Mathematical Engineering
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: International system, but it corresponds to an A
Type of Student: International (Southamerican)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163
V: 159
W: 3.5
Or something like that, not remember quite well this
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
810 /80%
IELTS Score: 7.0

Program Applying: Mathematics, Biomathematics or Apply Mathematics Ph.D. (depends of the Uni)

Research Experience: 3 undergrad research experiences. First one has a published paper, second one was with recognized people in mathematical physics, third a undergrad thesis in biomathematics (we are expecting to have something publishable by march )

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award of top of the class in my first year of physics, finalist in a competition of innovation

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA in several courses in physics and maths, part of math student chapter, organizer of study groups

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've been in several productions of musical theater and have won photography contests

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 1 year exchange student at University of Edinburgh (I did my thesis here)

Applying to Where:
Harvard
MIT
UCLA
NYU
UC Davis
University of Edinburgh
UCL

lzxnl
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lzxnl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Some university in Australia (top 40 in the world)
Major(s): Undergrad: Physics with a Diploma in Applied Math. Masters: Applied Math
Minor(s): N/A; Diploma is equivalent to another major
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%) ( :| )

TOEFL Score: grew up in Australia

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: One six-week vacation research project in Monte Carlo simulation for Boltzmann equation, an original masters thesis in asymptotics of the Boltzmann equation, latter currently being written up
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full undergraduate academic scholarship, Dean's List for two out of three years in undergrad (remaining year went on exchange, insufficient credit that year for eligibility), academic scholarships in Masters, possibly highest grade for masters thesis in cohort
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High school private tutor since 2014, University private tutor since 2017, TA at university since 2017
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have two solid letters of recommendation; one from supervisor, one from thesis examiner, and their thesis reports were very positive (they also gave me the thesis grade). Third letter of recommendation is from a professor that taught me for two Masters subjects and saw me score highly in them with insufficient background knowledge. Thesis supervisor works at Caltech half the year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: At my university, 4 subjects a semester is standard. I have taken 5 or 6 subjects per semester without my grades dropping.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Am I throwing money?
Harvard
MIT
Reach
Caltech
NYU
Relative safety. Emphasis on relative.
UCLA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Brown University

athulyaram
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby athulyaram » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 pm

Me: Indian female
Undergrad Institution: Top research institution in India (BS-MS dual degree)
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 7.5/10.0 (it's a decent GPA from where I'm coming, but there are a lot of C's and C+'s in my core math courses)

Grad Institution: New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.95/4.00 (Major GPA: 4.00/4.00, few courses from NYU Courant)

GRE:
Q:162
V: 162
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Math: 680 (55%ile) - Submitting only when its absolutely needed

Experience:
Research: Infectious disease modeling, population dynamics, one completed and one ongoing thesis in theoretical neuroscience.
Teaching: Tutor for Calculus and Linear Algebra, TA for Calculus I.

Recommendation Letters: My thesis advisor/Mentor from India, math profs from NYU Tandon and Courant. Hopefully strong.
Awards/Honors: Prestigious scholarship from India during undergrad, fellowship from a reputed research institution in India, merit scholarship from grad institution.
Other: 1 Publication in a low journal, 1 poster presentation in Chemistry.

Research Interests: Mathematical Biology, Computational neuroscience

Schools applying:

Ambitious
- New York University (Courant Institute) - No rejection yet, but I know they have already sent out invitations to prospective students.
- Columbia U (Applied Physics and Applied Math)
- Georgia Tech (Math - Quantitative Biosciences) - Phone interview (12/12) as a pre-screen. Accepted (01/16) with TA and RA funding ($26,220/year).
- UC Berkeley - UCSF (joint Bioengineering program) - Rejected (01/14). Maybe I'm destined to remain in math after all!
- Brown University (Applied Math) - Rejected (02/06). I'm so happy that I took that shot.

Match
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Math) - Accepted (12/20)! TA funding of at least $23,000 excluding Summer (03/11)

I received my admit from RPI extremely early (12/20), so I decided to not apply for any more safety/match schools. Saved me some serious $$.
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elementee
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby elementee » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:00 am

Undergrad Institution: Some Canadian School
Major(s):Physics and Engineering
Minor(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 3.87/4.00 (Converted)
Type of Student: Canadian/Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)

Program Applying: Pure Math/Computational Math

Research Experience: 1 preprint in algebraic combinatorics, 1 preprint in comptuational biology. Both submitted to journals. Thesis in computational topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software engineer for 4 months for an internship.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One recommender is a computer scientist, not sure how much that hurts for pure math. Two stronger letters, one medium/weaker letter.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Pivoted to math kind of late. Applying to both computational departments and pure departments. Medium math background - taken courses for smooth manifolds, alg. geom, commutative algebra, measure theory, functional analysis and the undergrad analysis/algebra sequences. Interested in algebra/number theory/computation, will decide what to focus on depending on where I get accepted :).

Applying to PhD programs except in Canada.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford - ICME Rejected (2/2/2019)
Toronto - Math (Masters) Accepted (2/8/2019)
Caltech - CMS Rejected (4/02/2019)
Wisconsin Madison - Math Rejected (2/18/2019)
MIT - Math (lol) Rejected (2/11/2019)
Berkeley - Math (lol) Rejected (2/5/2019)
U Washington - Math Rejected (3/14/2019)
Boston University - Math Accepted (3/20/2019)
UC San Diego - Math Rejected (1/31/2019)
McGill - Math (Masters) Accepted (2/7/2019)
Waterloo - PMath (Masters) Accepted (1/24/2019)
U Chicago - CAM Pending (4/08/2019) No response to e-mail.

Posting because all of the other applicant profiles have helped me very much in my application process. Good luck to everyone!

Final edit: Good luck to future applicants. A recommender told me that the reason I was rejected by almost every american school (as an international applicant) probably had to do with my math subject GRE, so focus on that!
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YoungGunnaMath
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby YoungGunnaMath » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:17 am

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eliudthorn
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby eliudthorn » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:25 am

Undergrad Institution: California UC
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.711
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (98%)
V: 169 (96%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (80%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Multidisciplinary (chemistry, computer science, math) research presentation at UR Conference. Combinatorics research project. Nothing Published.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated with honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently full-time software engineer. Data analysis intern 3 summers.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taking a gap year to make $$

Applying to Where:
Stanford - Pure Math *** Rejected 2/22
UC Berkeley - Pure Math *** Rejected 2/8
UC San Diego - Pure Math *** Rejected 3/7 12:01 AM Email
UC Davis - Pure Math *** Accepted 1/24 - tuition waiver, TA stipend
UC San Santa Cruz - Pure Math *** Accepted 2/22 - tuition waiver, TA stipend
UC Santa Barbara - Pure Math *** Accepted 1/24 - tuition waiver, ~21k TA stipend
U of Oregon - Pure Math *** Rejected 1/30
U of Pittsburgh - Pure Math *** Rejected 3/26
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mathstudent2019
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathstudent2019 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
[b]Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
[b]GPA:
3.9
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 5.5 (98%) :D should have applied for an English degree
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (79%)

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 2 REUs, 1 semester of research at my school, 1 manuscript submitted for publication, 1 conference poster
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list, computer science honors program
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One of my recommenders is well known in their discipline.

Applying to Where:

Brown Rejected Feb 6
Harvard Rejected Feb 6
UC Berkeley Rejected Feb 5
Duke RejectedJan 29
UCLA Admitted Jan 16 (First one!)
Cornell Admitted Feb 6
Carnegie Mellon Admitted Feb 8
Michigan Admitted Feb 4 - declined Feb 16, hopefully helped someone off of the waitlist!
NYU
MIT Rejected Feb 12
Princeton Rejected Feb 14
Columbia
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mauja
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mauja » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Cheap Unknown State School
[b]Major(s): Mathematics
[b]GPA: 3.45
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 156 (73%)
W:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%)

Program Applying: PhD or Masters in Mathematics

Research Experience: Not Much
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple in Philosophy and one in Math
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Adjunct teacher in Math for Unknown State School.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took every proof class my school had to offer (REAL 1 and 2, Modern Algebra 1 and 2, Topology, ect)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
University of Utah (PhD): Rejected 02/09/2019
UC Boulder (PhD):
CSU: Rejected 02/08/2019

Safe
Utah State University (Masters Program):
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kjsalois
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kjsalois » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts: Ranked 60-80th
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): English
GPA: 3.58 overall; 3.87 math
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: One REU in graph theory at home institution with multiple presentations, currently working on publication; a second research project with advisor but not likely to yield results. Also have a thesis but starting it in the spring.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award in mathematics from home institution, scores of 10, 11, and ?? on the Putnam.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored Multivariable Calculus for 2 years, Intro Proofs for 1 year;
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad classes since my college didn't offer any, however ended up taking 4 more math classes than required for the major. Know all of my recommendation-writers personally, and will probably have strong letters.

Applying to Where:
Reach (yikes)
University of California, San Diego --- Rejected (02/05)
Dartmouth College --- Rejected (03/04)

More Reasonable
University of Oregon --- Rejected (01/30)
University of Colorado, Boulder --- Poked w an email on (03/09) --- Waitlisted (03/11) --- Rejected (04/18)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln --- Waitlisted (03/05) --- Rejected (04/11)

Hopefully Safe
Oregon State University --- Poked w an email on (03/09) --- Still no info on acceptance lol (04/22)
Colorado State University --- Accepted! (02/22) --- Funding! (02/25) --- 1.9k/month for 9 months --- ATTENDING
University of Colorado, Denver (Applied PhD) --- Accepted! (01/29) --- Funding! (03/08) --- 19k/year
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blahquaker
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blahquaker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:31 pm

Type of Student: DWM, late 30s, worked as engineer for 10 years between BS and MS

GRE Revised General Test: Q: 160 (86%), V: 168 (94%), W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 640 (46%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Oklahoma - Mar 14: Assistantship offer via email. Attending.
Tufts - Feb 15: Waitlist via email. Apr 11: Assistantship offer via email. Declined.
Arkansas - Feb 6: Accepted via email; Feb 8: assistantship offer. Declined.
Virginia - Feb 27: Waitlist via email/portal. Apr 16: Rejected via email.
Vanderbilt - Feb 18: Rejected via email/portal.
Georgia Tech - Feb 26: Email saying decision was made, rejection posted to portal several hours later.
Boston College - Feb 28: Rejected via email/portal.
Notre Dame - Mar 1: Rejected via email/portal.
Rice - Heard nothing. May 7: Rejected via email/portal.
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fmcgla
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fmcgla » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Australian University
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: N/A
Type of Student: International white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 820
TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: 2 Australian REU equivalents. The first was in continuum mechanics, and second was in geometric/combinatorial representation theory. I'm also involved with a working group that is studying p-adic Hodge theory.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High School tutor (4 years), I organised a student seminar in semester two of 2018 on the cotangent complex.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My undergrad was only a three year degree, Michigan and San Diego say on their webpages that this renders me ineligible for admission.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing that comes to mind...

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan Rejected 03/20
University of Utah Accepted 02/05 Declined 03/23
University of Washington Accepted 03/07 Declined 03/22
UC San Diego Accepted 01/29 ATTENDING :D
Boston University Withdrawn 03/22
Boston College Waitlisted 03/07 Withdrawn 03/22
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pop
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pop » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School bottom tier not known for anything
Major(s): Pure Math and Pure Physics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.81
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (77%)
V: 149 (44%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Missed date, only applying to school that do not require test :(

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Research in Atomic physics experimental and theoretical for a summer at my home institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans/ Presidents list every semester, 1 physics scholarship (Home institution), 6 math scholarships (home institution)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor for over a year at home institution.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders well and have worked closely with all of them. I took 24 credit hours (8 classes) of graduate mathematics (top 1&2, Real 1&2, Abstract 1&2, complex analysis, linear algebra 1).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:


Applying to Where:
University of Alabama:Waitlisted 2/20 Accepted! 4/10 with 18k funding 4/15 withdrew
Auburn University: Accepted! no word on funding yet 4/2, no word 4/15 withdrew
University of Kentucky: after inquiry, I was told that they are still working on acceptances. 4/2, no word 4/15 withdrew
University of Tennessee: Accepted! 2/25 after inquiry about funding I was told I was on the waitlist for funding 3/25, 4/15 18k funding, Withdrew
University of Missouri: Accepted! with Funding 16.4k before quals and 18k after 2/11, Visited, Attending! 4/15
University of South Florida: Accepted! 2/14 offered funding of 20.6k 4/2, Visited, 4/13 withdrew
Home Institution: No word (kind of surprised) 4/2, no word 4/15 withdrew

2/11 Finally at least one place :)
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kbm96
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kbm96 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized, public school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.85/4.0 (Overall), 3.88/4.0 (Major)
Type of Student: Asian female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 158 (68%)
V: 146 (31%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: < 20% :oops:
(I hate standardized tests....)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math/Combinatorics/Discrete/Number Theory

Research Experience: Independent study with my advisor on error-correcting codes from from 2016-2017 school year, 2017 summer program at my institution and then 2017-2018 school year. REU in combinatorics outside of my institution summer of 2018. Independent study with CS professor from my school and mathematics professor from different school on anomaly detection using Fractional PDEs. Presented poster at 2018 JMM. Presented formal talk at state MAA conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List every semester except for Spring 2018
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Executive board position on Math Team/Club
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Recommendations are from: an instructor from many upper-level math courses, research mentor from REU, and my advisor (research mentor AND instructor from upper-level math courses).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
REACH:
Rutgers University - Rejected 3/11 via emailing them about application status, Official Rejection 3/15 via automated email
Dartmouth College - Rejected 3/4 via email (eh to be expected...)

Reasonable and Possible:
Purdue University - ACCEPTED 3/26 via email w/ 16000+ stipend, half-time TA, and tuition remission - ATTENDING
University of Notre Dame - Rejected 3/1 via email to check online portal ( :( this one hurt...)
Temple University - Rejected 3/13 via emailing them about application status, however I went home for spring break and they sent an actual rejection letter on 2/24, without notifying me at all
University of Pittsburgh - Rejected 3/12 via email to check online portal Super nice rejection, makes it hurt even more though
Wesleyan University - Waitlisted 3/12 via emailing them about application status - Withdrawn

3/12: Commence freak-out mode and job-searching/soul-searching
3/27: Wow yesterday's acceptance to Purdue was a HUGE surprise since I got rejected from many other programs that were ranked lower. So happy!
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pitalla
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pitalla » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Important Foreign institution (Mexico)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Minority: latin

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (83%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%) :oops: :oops: :oops:

TOEFL Score: (115 = R30/L30/S30/W25)

Program Applying: Pure Math Phd (for applied topology)

Research Experience: REU at UChicago, Summer internship at INRIA (France), Research assistant at my school, also 2 talks & 2 posters presented. All my experience in fields related to Topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: excellence scholarship at my school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none :cry:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad math courses taken, recommender from UChicago (Benson Farb)


Applying to Where:
UChicago -- Rejected (3/14)
Ohio State -- Accepted!!!!!! 27k min a year ( including summer. No teaching duties the first 2 years and a half)
Penn State -- Accepted!!!!!! 34k for 5 years + 3k for travels and computers + 2k first year + summer opportunities. No teaching duties the first year.
ATTENDING!!!
CUNY -- Accepted! 35k for 5 years, no teaching duties first two years. Possible summer opportunities. (Last update: 3/1)
EPFL (Switzerland) -- Rejected :c (3/11)
Oxford (masters) -- No funding :c

I am very excited to have been accepted at 3 universities!!! I did not expect this :D :D :D :D :D

For those still deciding, I highly recommend to bargain. I told Ohio that Penn had offered me no teaching duties the first year, and the next day I received an upgraded offer with no teaching duties. I also told CUNY I couldn’t accept their offer because they initially offered me much less money and they immediately answered they were trying to get me a better package. That might have been coincidence, but still.
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hrzq
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hrzq » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 3 US Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: Overall 3.86
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%)


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Combinatorics REU Summer 2018. Paper submitted to ArXiv, planning on submission to journal later this month.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Applied for NSF GRFP.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, TA for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Multiple conferences, directed reading in a graduate level topic, many classes that have graduate material.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Domestic
Princeton University - Denied 01.30.2019.
UC Berkeley - Denied 02.05.2019.
Columbia University - Denied 02.07.2019.
UCLA - Denied 03.14.2019.
NYU Courant - Admitted to unfunded masters 03.29.2019. Declined offer 03.31.2019.
University of Michigan - Denied 03.20.2019.
Cornell University - Denied 04.15.2019.
Brown University - Denied 02.08.2019.
UT Austin - Denied 04.16.2019.
Duke University - Denied 01.30.2019.
University of Pennsylvania -
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Denied 02.27.2019.
Rutgers University - New Brunswick - Withdrew application 04.14.2019.
UIUC - Denied 02.18.2019.
Northwestern University - Denied 02.09.2019.
University of Minnesota - Withdrew application 04.14.2019.
University of Washington - Admitted 03.11.2019. Declined offer 04.05.2019.
Ohio State University - Admitted 01.11.2019. Attending!
Stony Brook University - Denied 03.01.2019.
Georgia Institute of Technology - Denied 04.16.2019.
University of Illinois - Chicago - Withdrew application 04.05.2019.

International
University of Toronto - Denied 03.27.2019.
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elgringo
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby elgringo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 200 university on a European country
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Student


Master's Institution: Top 5 European University
GPA: 3.5


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164
V: 153
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 540 ( Took this one in October to improve on a 640 I had done previously... kill me right :cry: :cry: :cry: )

Research Experience: I wrote a Master thesis but didn't publish anything new.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got a very competitve scholarship for my master's programme on a top university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nah
Relevant coursework: Took several graduate courses on many topics but mostly on Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, got the maximum grade on a very difficult Algebraic Geometry course.


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Schools I am applying to:

MIT (had to choose a top 5 school. Didn't like Harvard and Berkeley when I visited. Couldn't live in a small place like Stanford or Princeton. MIT is cool)
Columbia (I dreamed so many times I got an acceptance email... dreams...)
UC San Diego (looks like the most beautiful place on Earth)
UT Austin (because Texas)
NYU (yep, I am keen on living in New York)
Brown (good school, doesn't require GRE)
Utah (can't believe I applied to the desert, looks like a fun adventure, has a great Algebraic Geometry dept)
UOregon (maybe a safe school to apply, very good Algebraic Geometry dept, doesn't require GRE, beautiful nature surrounding it) Accepted! full tuition waiver+ health insurance + ~17k/academic year with ~4.5k summer bonus. First acceptance, I would be very happy to attend but let's see about the others first.
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Booo111
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Booo111 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State University (known for math)
Major(s): Mathematics B.S.
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 157
W: 3.5

Program Applying: Industrial Engineering PhD, Applied Mathematics Ms

Research Experience: none

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Tutor, TA

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One strong recommendation letter

Applying to Where:
MS:
NYU: Admitted 01/16 with funding
McGill
Purdue
Toronto:
Cornell:
Georgia Tech:
Columbia:
PhD:
Penn State: Admitted 12/24----waiting for funding
Ohio State:
UMN-twin cities:
Wisconsin-Madison:
George Mason: Admitted 2/2 with full funding
UIUC:
University of Maryland - College Park: Admmitted 2/1————tuition remission+insurance+stipend24000/year
UNC:
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mimi1414
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mimi1414 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: State University in South-America
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International female (South-American)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (86%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.0 (58%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%)

TOEFL Score: (112 = R29/L30/S26/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Year-long reasearch proyect for my senior thesis on modular categories. Funding for research proyect provided by a public institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: GPA stuff, Heidelberg Laureate Forum participant.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 5 semesters as TA at my University.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of what in the US are considered grad courses. Participant in some international conferences (algebra). One famous recommender in the field, and one recommender from an American University.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I put a lot of effort in my Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement.

Applying to Where:
Berkeley - Rejected 2/8
UC San Diego - Admitted 1/29.
University of Washington Admitted
Ohio State University - Admitted 1/11.
Texas A&M - Admitted 1/25 with funding.
Indiana University Admitted
University of Oregon - Admitted 1/29 with funding.

Edit: I am really surprised at how this turned out. Never thought I would get so many offers. In retrospect, maybe I should have applied to more Tier 1 Universities, but I am really happy with the ones that I have. It will be a tough choice!
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cornerstone
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cornerstone » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized State school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Cumulative: 3.6/4.0 & Math: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (86%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 630 (44%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's Scholar and President's Scholar, state and institutional academic scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for the math dept for 2 years, member of the math club all 4 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Advanced math courses I've taken: Algebra I/II, Adv Cal I/II, Graph Theory, Adv Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Analysis I/II (graduate), reading courses in differential geometry, topology, and commutative algebra
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
REACH
Cornell Rejected (2/7/19)
Dartmouth Rejected (3/4/19)

MATCH
University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
UMass, Amherst Rejected (4/19/19)
North Carolina State (NCSU) Rejected (2/19/19) Note: I submitted my application after the priority deadline.
University of Georgia (UGA)

SAFETY
Binghamton University Admitted (1/15/19)
University of Memphis Admitted (1/31/19)

I chose to go to Memphis after they offered me a fellowship. I emailed people at UIC, UGA, and UMass and their response made it pretty clear my chances of being admitted were low. It also seems like, as far as their applicant pool is concerned, I was very average. The person at UMass that got back to me made it seem like they were working to the center with several rounds of acceptances/rejections. In hindsight, I should have made my matches my reaches and I should have applied to more schools between my safeties and my matches.
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fuckyou69420
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fuckyou69420 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 15 Math
Major(s): Mathematics, irrelevant double major
GPA: Cumulative: 3.6+
Type of Student: Mixed ethnicity male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166
V: 162
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 :/

Program Applying: Some Pure Math some Applied Math; all PhD. Analysis/PDE/applied PDE

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I'm a failure
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I work for a tutoring company part time tutoring calculus/general physics/general chem
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 Grad classes: real analysis, functional analysis, applications of functional analysis to PDE; one reading course

Applying to Where:
Illinois, Urbana Champaign - Rejected
Michigan, Ann Arbor - Admitted 2/21. What the hell.
Minnesota, Twin Cities
Wisconsin, Madison - Rejected 2/12
Ohio State - Admitted 1/11
UNC - Admitted, Declined.
Rutgers
Georgia Tech
Penn State - Admitted 1/30.
Purdue
UC Santa Barbara - Admitted 1/31
UC Davis - Admitted 1/24. Will decline.
UC San Diego
Carnegie Mellon
Maryland (applied math) - Admitted 2/18
Washington (applied math) - Rejected via email 1/25
CU Boulder (applied math) - Rejected 2/11
Cornell (applied math) - Admitted 2/6, Cornell Fellowship. What the hell.
Brown (applied math)
UChicago (applied math)
Stony Brook (applied math)
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gedt11
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gedt11 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Math, Comp Sci
GPA: 3.8ish
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 152
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (91%)

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: Pure math phds (Analysis/PDE).

Research Experience: REU at home institution, had some results and trying to produce a paper.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for undergrad analysis for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Putnam top 100 (just barely) sophomore year. Department scholarships etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 6 grad classes and I think two of the letters should be strong.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

This is more of a donation to their math department:
MIT - Rejected (2/12)
Princeton - Rejected (1/30)

Super Reach:
Chicago -
Berkeley - Rejected (2/8)
UCLA -
NYU -
Columbia - Rejected (2/7)
Caltech - Rejected (2/22)

Reach/Match:
Wisconsin - Madison - Admitted with funding (2/14)
UCSD - Admitted with funding (1/29) - ATTENDING!
UPenn -
Brown - Rejected (2/15)
Cornell - Rejected (2/7)
Duke - Rejected (1/30)
Washington - Seattle - Admitted with funding (3/9)
Northwestern - Rejected (2/9)
Texas - Austin -

Safety:
Ohio State - Admitted with funding (1/11) Upgraded to a two years fellowship offer (2/22)
Purdue - Admitted with funding (2/25)
UCD - Admitted (1/29) with funding (2/22)
Texas A&M - Rejected (4/16)
CMU - Interviewed 1/28 - Admitted with funding (1/29)

3 offers on 1/29!!!! WOW!!!! I am thrilled!!!!
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metrictensor
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby metrictensor » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them.
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dgreen
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dgreen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State school, well known in math
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.89 overall, 3.96 Math
Type of Student: Domestic Mixed Race (Black/White) Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: REU, attended a couple conferences. Paper in progress, really shouldn't have procrastinated on it so long.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Placed in a couple departmental calc/linear alg competitions, might compensate for low GRE
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergrad TA, CS internship that might help for UWash slightly
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 grad courses in math, 1 in CS, reading course.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Only took 3 years. Not sure if this doesn't matter, helps, or hurts. I feel like my recommenders are pretty well known, and all of them know me pretty well.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - MIT, my (super) reach school
School - UPENN
School - Rutgers
School - Ohio State - Accepted with funding 1/11
School - U of Utah
School - Texas A&M (I think my app might be fucked)

function
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby function » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Above average international university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.1/4 (German system: 1.9 - 1 best, 4 worst passed, 5 failed)
Type of Student: International male

GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (57%) - April 2018

TOEFL Score: 114 = R30/L29/S28/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Developed a knot invariant, though nothing really done with it yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: -
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Editor for zbMATH (part-time), exercise author for an online studying portal
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: -
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Reach
Ohio State University - Math PhD - applied - rejected

Kind of reach
IU Bloomington - Math PhD - applied
Purdue University - Math PhD - applied

Fit
University of Kentucky - Math PhD
University of Cincinnati - Math PhD
IUPUI - Math PhD - accepted
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jybd
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jybd » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:58 pm

Undergrad Institution:Big State School, somewhere known for math
[b]Major(s):Math
[b]Minor(s):Finance
[b]GPA:3.761, Major around 3.89
[b]Type of Student:
International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%) Hope V and W dont matter that much
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%) better than expected, but probabilty does not matter that much

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

Program Applying: mostly pure, some applied

Research Experience: At my school, year-long honors thesis, covers stochastics and geometry. Now I graduated, but still in a research group in my home uni making weekly meetings on some fancier stochastic process. some schools know about this.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award from Math department, dean's list stuff. Nothing fancy
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Physics tutor for one year. Currently as an analyst, arguably relevant to math. But I did build a Markov model for this job.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have 4 cross-listed class, I thought they were the highest classes we could take, turns out to be wrong. Finished college in 3 years (not sure this is good or bad). Should have two strong rec letters. one is from my research project supervisor, the other is from a relatively well-known prof, where I was the only student for one of his courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Since I was in the applied math track, so I took a lot of applied courses, and litter pure course. for example, I took anything related to prob, DFQ, but no course on topology, algebra. I was following stein's series and some algebra book and wrote in on Personal Statement, do hope they care.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Waste of money
NYU
Duke REJ, had that one coming
Carnegie Mellon
Cornellrejected around 1/30
UPenn - Applied rejected 3/8

Worth a Shot
UIUCRejected somewhere around 2/15
Ohio State University Rejected 3/6
Wisconsin - Madisonrejected 2/22
Georgia Techrejected 2/10
Northwesternrejected 2/15
Purdue
Davis
Johns Hopkins- Applied

Reasonable (hopefully)
Penn Sate (PSU) Waitlisted, asked for ranking, never got back from them 2/25
Indiana University - BloomingtonUnofficially admitted on 3/8, said offer would come next week
Notre DameWaitlisted, said unlikely to be admitted by head
NC - Chapel Hill Waitlisted Said unlikely by head

Safe (safe?)
University of Arizona
University of Oregon - admitted Jan 27 with funding
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deadlyco2
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Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby deadlyco2 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big mid-tier state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science (pretty much a major except missing 1 elective)
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)


Programs Applying: Pure Math, Computer Science

Research Experience: One REU at my school on mathematical physics, one year-long research project in algebraic combinatorics that resulted in a senior thesis and publication currently under peer review
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software engineer internship at Big-N tech company for a summer
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad courses, one well-known mathematical physics letter writer but wasn't super close with him
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berkeley Pure Math PhD Rejected (2/6)
UCLA Pure Math PhD Rejected (2/28)
UCSD Pure Math PhD Rejected (2/28)
UCI Pure Math PhD Admitted (2/5) funded + a lot of fellowship support, I think around 50k in total Withdrawn (4/2)
Cornell Pure Math PhD Rejected (2/7)
Duke Pure Math PhD Rejected (1/30)
UIUC Pure Math PhD Rejected (2/18)
CMU Pure Math PhD Rejected (4/9)
Stanford CS PhD Rejected (2/7)
University of Southern California CS PhD Admitted (1/16) w/ fellowship: funded + 34k per year + health insurance and all that jazz
U Chicago CS PhD Rejected (4/5)
Columbia CS PhD Rejected (4/4)
Duke CS PhD Rejected (3/25)
CMU CS PhD Rejected (2/28)

Since I got a return offer from my internship company, I only applied for schools that I thought was better than going back to the company. Many rejections to be expected.

EDIT: Yup I knew I'd get rejected by everyone! Hella looking forward to join USC's' theory CS group though
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FourierTransformer
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:07 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby FourierTransformer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Rochester
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.6
Math GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE General Test:

Q: 160 (74%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.0 (59%)

In the future, if we become professors, I would like us to ban the general GRE from being used to consider applicants into math Phd programs. It's a stupid exam for our purpose. I am serious about this. I will be writing letters to graduate chairs once I obtain my Phd and I hope you get behind my cause.

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710(61%) (Not disastrous I suppose)

Research Experience: One REU at Purdue University in 2016. Also a senior thesis during completed during 2018. No publications, but some mildly original work was done.

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Applying to Where: I split the schools I am applying to into two categories.

Schools I really like:
UW Madison Wait listed (Allegedly on a short list) 2/28/2019 Accepted 3/4/2019 + Fellowship. Let's Go!!!! ATTENDING
Duke Rejected 1/31/19 Sad
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign / Accepted 1/16/2019 + 2 fellowships Declined
Minnesota Twin Cities Declined
University of Maryland Wait listed and asked if still interested 4/11/2019 Declined
Georgia Tech / Accepted 1/25/2019 Stipend at 2185$ a month + 5500$ a year fellowship and reduced teaching Declined

Schools I like:
University of Washington Seattle Wait listed and asked if still interested 3/9/2019 Declined
Purdue Accepted w/ full funding + reduced teaching 1/28/2019 Declined
UC San Diego Rejected 3/7/2019 at 3 am
Johns Hopkins Accepted w/ full funding, Stipend at 30K a year + 8K fellowship (I feel like this is quite high) 1/31/2019 Declined
UC Davis
Washington University St Louis / Oficially Accepted with full funding on 1/29 + Unoficially accepted on 1/17/2019 Declined
Michigan State University Accepted with full funding 2/14 Declined
University of Rochester Rejected 2/15 I told them to do this, but they could've at least let me decline them instead.
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optimisticnihilist
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:27 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby optimisticnihilist » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (India)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 8.5/10
Type of Student: International (India), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L30/S27/W29)

Program Applying: (Applied Math/Statistics)

Research Experience: 3 Summer Internships, 1 Summer School on Math and Finance, Working on my MS Thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: KVPY (National) Fellowship, 2 National Summer Fellowships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Whoops
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Pretty strong recommenders, so hopefully the letters make up for the GPA and GRE Math Score.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
NYU Rejected
Columbia - Statistics Rejected 3/14/2019, offered alternate choice (MAFN) 3/20/2019
UCSB - Dept of Statistics and Applied Probability Rejected
UCSD Accepted 2/28/2019 and ATTENDING
UIUC - PhD with concentration in risk analytics and actuarial sciences program // Skype interview 1/13/2019 // Waitlisted 2/18/2019 Rejected
University of Chicago - Statistics Rejected 3/12/2019
Carnegie Mellon Rejected
UWash Seattle - Dept of Applied Mathematics REJECTED 1/25/2019 (Application incomplete)
Purdue, West Lafayette - Statistics Rejected
Johns Hopkins - Applied Mathematics and Statistics REJECTED 3/10/2019
McGill REJECTED 2/13/2019 (Application incomplete)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics Rejected 3/20/2019
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lkguy
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:51 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lkguy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:27 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (best in my country)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.74
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 151 (52%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (80%)

TOEFL Score: (101 = R25/L28/S20/W28) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 1 year long senior thesis and while doing that I produced some original results. Mentioned them in my SOP.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, a couple of other scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA (2 years), Visiting Lecturer (1 year), Tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 strong recommendations (hopefully), and a couple of very good recommendations

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Carnegie Mellon - Rejected
Indiana Bloomington - Unofficially admitted on 02/22/2019. An official offer letter will arrive soon. A strong recommendation letter from an alumnus at work here.
Vanderbilt University - Waitlisted (10th March), Rejected (13th April)
University of Florida - Accepted with TA ($21000)+Health+Tution ATTENDING!
Syracuse University - Accepted with TA ($19000)+Health+Tution
Auburn University - Accepted with TA ($21000)+Health+Tution
Tulane University - Accepted with TA ($20000)+Health+Tution :D First acceptance.
The University of Oklahoma - Accepted with TA+Health+Tution
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demi
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby demi » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium public liberal arts college (US)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic biracial female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (77%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (25%) :oops:
(I'm so bad at standardized tests, its so embarrassing and I hope it won't hurt decisions too much)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (algebra/representation theory/number theory??)

Research Experience: Did a REU at TAMU in number theory, outside of that I'm doing some research at my university (dynamical systems). I don't have any published papers though.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I got 4.0's throughout college so academic awards, also got Meritorious in the COMAP MCM one year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years, Tutored for 2 years, working as a tutor/mentor for local underprivileged high schoolers, worked for a math summer camp, Math Club Vice President


Applying to Where:
University of Georgia /2/11 email invitation to Visitor's Day
Baylor University / submitted
Virginia Tech / 1/30 email invitation to Visitor's Day
University of Central Florida / Accepted but only to the master's program. :/ I don't think I'll get any funding.
University of Mississippi /withdrawn
University of Florida / 2/14 First acceptance!!!! 21k stipend.
Temple University / submitted
Clemson University / 2/26 Admitted with 20k stipend!
Stevens Institute of Technology /2/21: Admitted. No word on funding.
George Mason University / submitted
University of Delaware /2/15 Went to invited visit. Heard nothing back since then though.
University of Oklahoma / submitted
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cater99
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Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cater99 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:38 pm

Booo111 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Big State University (known for math)
Major(s): Mathematics B.S.
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 157
W: 3.5

Program Applying: Industrial Engineering PhD, Applied Mathematics Ms

Research Experience: none

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Tutor, TA

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One strong recommendation letter

Applying to Where:
MS:
NYU: Admitted 01/16 with funding
McGill
Purdue
Toronto:
Cornell:
Georgia Tech:
Columbia:
PhD:
Penn State: Admitted 12/24----waiting for funding
Ohio State:
UMN-twin cities:
Wisconsin-Madison:
George Mason:
UIUC:
Maryland:
UNC:



Hi.When did you submit your NYU MS application and if you don't mind, what kind of funding does it give you?

Thanks!

mgf
Posts: 10
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mgf » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private lib arts, 60-80 ranked, not known for math
Major(s): Math - applied track
GPA: 3.9/4.0 - all A's in math classes except for one B+
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%) took one practice test for prep :P
V: 165 (96%) Magoosh app pulled through
W: 4.5 (82%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%) blegh :oops: submitting selectively

studied way more for the subject test than the general GRE... oh well

Program Applying: Some applied PhD, some pure but with mentions of interest in working with applied-ish faculty, some masters

Research Experience: Senior thesis relating to stochastic processes in progress. Also did some work on an interdisciplinary project with a medical center in motion capture analysis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester, one academic excellence award to top 10 students of class in sophomore year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: One semester of calc 1 review instructor, one data analyst internship, now in spring 2019 working as a calculus 2 review instructor and multivariable calculus 2 grader.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I am expecting the letters to be very good. Two of them I did research with and took 4 classes each with, and the other one is 'known' in his field but will be more of a standard recommendation. I also have solid coding skills.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took an analysis course at an Ivy and got an A+, which they see on a separate transcript from that school. Finished high school in Germany and am fluent in German and French. I also wasn't a full math major until my junior year, at which point I had only taken calc 1-4. From that point on I took almost exclusively math classes though. I also think my personal statement is quite good :D

Applying to Where: (no particular order here)
Rensselaer Polytechnic - PhD - First admission!! 1/18 funding TBA; declined
Tufts - PhD - Admitted!! 2/15 with $24k/yr TA'ship // 3/30: RA'ship for 2 years + 2 summers with addt'l funding // 4/9: addt'l fellowship offer $5k first two years declined 4/13 -- everyone there is so kind it was difficult to send the decline :(
Dartmouth - PhD - Rejected 3/4 :'(
Temple - PhD - withdrawn 3/23
Stony Brook - Applied PhD - Admitted!! :P 2/13 $19k/yr TA'ship + $10k/yr fellowship :shock: + $3k recruitment offer declined 4/10
UC Irvine - Applied PhD - "To be recommended for admission" at the end of interview 2/15 -- waitlisted 2/22, deception 100 :? withdrawn 4/10
UC Davis - Applied PhD - ??
CU Denver - Applied PhD - Admitted 01/30, $19k TA'ship declined
Notre Dame - Applied PhD - Accepted 4/08 with TA funding declined 4/10
Johns Hopkins - Applied PhD - wait-listed after email inquiry 4/4 ; Admitted 4/9!!! ATTENDING!!!
Boston University - PhD - Admitted!! 2/21, $35k ( DAMN ) TA'ship decline 4/13
Brandeis - PhD - heard nothing until they emailed me 4/15 asking if I was still interested lmao
UCSC - MA - admitted w funding $19k TAship declined
U Vermont - MS - Admitted 2/4, funding TBA declined
University of Bonn - MS - Admitted 01/25 8) declined

It's all done and I couldn't be happier with how things went! Last year I applied to 11 REU programs and managed to get rejected from all of them, so I wasn't all too ambitious with the schools I was applying to -- I just wanted to get into ONE school for sure. Turns out I got into almost all of them!
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jbenoit310
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jbenoit310 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public School, top 25 in math
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
GPA: 3.59/4.00
Student Type: This shouldn't affect anyone's admission :)

GRE Revised General Test
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 5 (92%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (57%)

Program Applying: Pure Math - PhD unless otherwise stated

Research Experience: One summer of research on fluid mechanics, but none directly in math.
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Typical university awards: Dean's List, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently working as a data engineer. Worked as a grader several semesters.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two really good letters, one more personal than the other. One more generic but not bad.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I didn't take an advanced math class until Junior Year. I may have jumped into too many at once, hurting my GPA. I'm not one to make excuses, but this is mostly anonymous :)

Applying to Where: (The order I think I want)
University of Notre Dame - Rejected 2019/03/01 by email to check portal. I’m pretty bummed about this but it’s not entirely unexpected.
University of Kentucky - Admitted 2019/02/08 by acceptance letter via email. Full tuition and $16,380 stipend for 20 hours / week as a TA. Additional $3,000 fellowship for 3 years. ATTENDING! - But will defer to Fall 2020 for family purposes.
University of Rochester - Waitlisted 2019/04/11 after inquiring via email. They said I’m 20th and people are dropping off quickly. I would be interested in finding out more but time is running short. Withdrawn 2019/04/15.
Vanderbilt University -
Baylor University - Admitted 2019/01/19. Full tuition and $24,000/year stipend, plus $6,000 University Fellowship. I'm very excited someone wants me a lot, even if it's not a well-known program. Off to a good start. Declined 2019/04/01.
SUNY at Albany - Rejected 2019/04/19 via email to check portal. I’m pretty surprised by this one but it was so late I had already decided.
University of Connecticut - Waitlisted 2019/03/07 by email. Withdrawn 2019/04/11. I submitted my application late so I’m a bit shocked I’m even being considered.
Wake Forest University (Master's Degree) - contacted for phone interview 2019/01/22. I think I’m accepted? Withdrawn 2019/02/08.
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DoNotMicrowave
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby DoNotMicrowave » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:16 pm

jbenoit310 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Large Public School, top 25 in math
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
GPA: 3.59/4.00
Student Type: This shouldn't affect anyone's admission :)

GRE Revised General Test
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 5 (92%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (57%)

Program Applying: Pure Math - PhD unless otherwise stated

Research Experience: One summer of research on fluid mechanics, but none directly in math.
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Typical university awards: Dean's List, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently working as a data engineer. Worked as a grader several semesters.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two really good letters, one more personal than the other. One more generic but not bad.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I didn't take an advanced math class until Junior Year. I may have jumped into too many at once, hurting my GPA. I'm not one to make excuses, but this is mostly anonymous :)

Applying to Where:
Baylor University - Admitted 2019/01/19. Full tuition and $24,000/year stipend, plus $6,000 University Fellowship. I'm very excited someone wants me a lot, even if it's not a well-known program. Off to a good start.
SUNY at Albany -
University of Connecticut -
University of Kentucky -
University of Notre Dame -
University of Rochester -
Vanderbilt University -
Wake Forest University (Master's Degree) -

Sorry, I have to say this:
Baylor? I hardly know her.

Congrats on the offer!

Aramark
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Aramark » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:44 pm

Mr.Scholze wrote:
function wrote:Undergrad Institution: Above average international university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.1/4 (German system: 1.9 - 1 best, 4 worst passed, 5 failed)
Type of Student: International male

GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (57%) - April 2018

TOEFL Score: 124 = R30/L29/S28/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Developed a knot invariant, though nothing really done with it yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: -
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Editor for zbMATH (part-time), exercise author for an online studying portal
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: -
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Reach
Ohio State University - Math PhD - applied

Kind of reach
IU Bloomington - Math PhD - applied
Purdue University - Math PhD - applied

Fit
University of Kentucky - Math PhD
University of Cincinnati - Math PhD
IUPUI - Math PhD

Safety
University of Louisville - Applied and industrial math PhD



30+29+28+27 is actually equal to 114. Bro, you are in math.


Your snark is unneeded and unwelcome.

degaetanij
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:54 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby degaetanij » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:35 am

Undergrad Institution: Local American State University
Major(s): BS Mathematics, BA Secondary Education
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.833 overall, 3.91 major

Graduate Institution: Local American State University
Major(s): MS Pure and Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.975 overall, 4.0 major
Type of Student: Domestic Hispanic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:160 (74%)
V:151 (52%)
W:5 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:640 (46%)

Program Applying: Pure math programs, interested in algebra and combinatorics.

Research Experience: Proved tight bounds and limiting behaviors on certain classes of iterative processes acting on integer labeled vertices in simple directed graphs using results about the convergence of Markov Chains.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department Award for Excellence and Service in Mathematics among GPA based scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring Center Head at undergraduate university, graduate assistant at graduate university, currently an adjunct professor at both universities.

Applying to Where:

Reach
Ohio State University Rejected 3/06
Rutgers State University, New Brunswick Was told they would not be making an offer via email 2/28
University of California, San DiegoRejected 3/07

Fit
Rutgers State University, Newark
Carnegie Mellon UniversityRejected 4/9
Northeastern University
University of Connecticut Waitlisted 3/8
Virginia TechRejected 4/24

Safety
Stevens Institute of Technology Rejected 2/20
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oak
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:54 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby oak » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: UCLA
Major: Mathematics of Computation
GPA: ~3.75
Major GPA: ~3.84
Type of Student: International White Male

GRE:
Q: 170 (%96)
V: 147 (%34)
W: 3 (%17)
Math Subject Test: 910 (%97)

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Second year UCLA CAM REU, third-year UCLA IPAM RIPS

Applying to Where:

Caltech
Columbia -- rejected 2/7
Berkeley -- waitlist 2/15
MIT -- rejected 2/12 :(
Stanford -- rejected 2/22
UCLA -- admitted (1/31) with 27k TA ship
NYU
Duke -- rejected, 1/30
UCSD -- admitted (1/29) with 26K+tution+insurance -- first acceptence
Princeton -- rejected 2/14
UW - Waitlist
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chauchitrung1996
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri May 11, 2018 4:28 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby chauchitrung1996 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:48 pm

College: Top 1 in a small university of Vietnam.
Gender: Male
Nationality: Vietnamese

IELTS: 8.0 (R:8.5, L:7.5, S:7.0, W:8.0)
GRE General
- Quantitive: 170
- Verbal: 144 (23rd percentile, hope it would not be a disadvantage)
- Writing: 4.0
GRE Subject Math: 840 (85th percentile)
GPA: 9.6/10
Major: Mathematics.

Program Applying to: Pure Mathematics

Currently interested in: Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Topology and Homological Algebra.

Letters of recommendation: all three from my department.
Research experience: a seminar that discuss many topics in commutative algebra, a thesis based on what I acquired in that seminar and some unremarkable group projects. I am composing a paper and will submit it soon.

Graduate courses: some courses in commutative algebra and homological algebra.
Scholarships: roughly 3000 USD in 4 years.
Math competition: some olympid medals in my country, not worth mentioning.

Jobs and Activities: tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra in my first and second year. Currently an IELTS tutor (1 year) and a TA at my university (4 months)

Applying to where: (Color use is welcome here)
Wisconsin-Madison (Rejected 2/19)
Utah
Purdue
UIUC (Waitlisted 2/19)
Illinois at Chicago
Louisiana State
Brandeis
Nebraska-Lincoln
Notre Dame
Tufts (Rejected 1/22)
Kentucky
Missouri
Indiana-Bloomington
UGA
Connecticut
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yoltin
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby yoltin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:22 pm

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ramseytype
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:17 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ramseytype » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large State School
Major(s): Mathematics and Computer Science
[b]GPA:
3.94
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 161
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (61%) Oh so wish I did better :/


Program Applying: Pure Math and Computer Science

Research Experience: Did a year of research with a professor in combinatorics. Resulted in an honors thesis, a poster at JMM, and a paper in preparation. I also did an independent study in extremal combinatorics with a well-known CS professor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nominated for the Churchill Scholarship. Dean's list every semester. Math department distinction for writing an honors thesis.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I TAed an Intro to Proofs class and have graded Algorithms for three semesters. Several tech internships.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took 8 grad classes as an undergraduate in pure math and theoretical computer science. I likely received three good letters with one in particular being very strong. I have done several in-school presentations on my research.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I wrote a lecture series for my independent study on extremal combinatorics.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Computer Science:
UCSD - Rejected 04/06/19
MIT - Rejected 02/25/19
Stanford - Rejected 02/07/19
University of Maryland - Waitlisted 03/08/19 Also offered an unfunded research masters.

Mathematics:
UCSD - Rejected 03/07/19 damn this one hurts
UC Davis - Waitlisted 03/19/19 upon email inquiry
MIT - Rejected 02/12/19
Rutgers - Rejected 02/28/19
University of Minnesota - Waitlisted 03/08/19 upon email query
Berlin Math School - Interview 01/25 - Rejected 02/25/19 Not my top choice, but still a big blow
University of Michigan - Rejected 03/20/19
Waterloo - C&O MMath Admitted 2/07/19 20k a year with TA.
McGill - Admitted 04/11/19 Talk about last minute
UCLA - Rejected 03/14/19 I had a PI day rejection 4 years ago. How serendipitous!
Cornell - Waitlisted 02/25/19 upon email inquiry.
UChicago - Rejected 03/14/19
Cambridge - Masters Admitted 3/12/19 Won't be going as I will not have funding to attend.

With my mGRE score, I probably should've applied to more safeties...
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CoronalRain
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:02 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby CoronalRain » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium size state school
Major(s): M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (61%) :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Co-authored two recently-published papers on machine learning, but nothing ground-breaking. Completed a Master's thesis in a very pure area, but again, nothing too ground-breaking. Did a ton of undergrad research in more applied areas.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top of my graduating class in undergrad, several departmental scholarships and honors, president of my university's math club.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Endless list of mathematically-oriented jobs and internships in academia and industry, including some time working at NASA and some data science-y stuff. Fair amount of teaching experience as well.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

IMPOSSIBLE
Berkeley - Rejected 02/06
UCLA - Rejected 03/14
Duke - Rejected 01/30

MAYBE
NYU - Rejected 04/03
Maryland - Waitlisted 03/26, Rejected 04/16
Purdue - Admitted 01/28 with $16,834+ TAship, deferring admission for a year
Carnegie Mellon - Rejected 04/09

SAFETY
UNC - Admitted 01/17 with $18,000 TAship, turned down on 04/13
NC State - Waitlisted 02/05, Rejected 04/15
University of South Carolina - Admitted 01/25 with $19,500 TAship + $4,000 supplemental stipend, turned down on 04/12
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tortoise47
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:47 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby tortoise47 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Lib Arts (USA)
Major(s): Math and Physics
GPA: 3.4 math, 3.6 phys
Type of Student: DWM

Masters Institution: Mid-size (CA)
Major(s): Applied Math
GPA: 3.9

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (82%)

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: Physics summer research in undergrad (no publication), applied math research in masters institution with 1 publication currently in review.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few in-school scholarships/fellowships, dean's list a few times, best poster award, nothing too fancy.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a few 3rd-year undergraduate math classes as masters student, physics lab TA as undergad. "Professional" tutoring experience.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 semesters of graduate courses in applied math (all taken as a masters student)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
U Michigan
UW-Madison
Columbia
NYU
Brown
Boston U
Maryland College Park
NJIT
University of Washington rejected 1/25

IvanBliminse
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:26 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby IvanBliminse » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:31 am

Oh brother I feel that we are applying for almost the same programs everywhere except you apply for many more than me! :lol:

Just out of curiousity, are you looking to do some stochastic analysis in mathematical finance?

Thanks!

optimisticnihilist wrote:Undergrad Institution: Foreign (India)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 8.5/10
Type of Student: International (India), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L30/S27/W29) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Applied Math/Statistics) [Basically looking for professors in quantitative finance]

Research Experience: 3 Summer Internships, 1 Summer School on Math and Finance, Working on my MS Thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: KVPY (National) Fellowship, 2 National Summer Fellowships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Whoops
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Pretty strong recommenders, so hopefully the letters make up for the GPA and GRE Math Score.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU
Columbia - Statistics
UCSB - Dept of Statistics and Applied Probability
UCSD
UIUC - PhD with concentration in risk analytics and actuarial sciences program // Skype interview 1/13/2019
University of Chicago - Statistics
Carnegie Mellon
UWash Seattle - Dept of Applied Mathematics REJECTED 1/25/2019
Purdue, West Lafayette - Statistics
Johns Hopkins - Applied Mathematics and Statistics
McGill
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics

optimisticnihilist
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:27 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby optimisticnihilist » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 pm

IvanBliminse wrote:Oh brother I feel that we are applying for almost the same programs everywhere except you apply for many more than me! :lol:

Just out of curiousity, are you looking to do some stochastic analysis in mathematical finance?

Thanks!


Haha yeah more or less! Where did you apply, if you don't mind my asking?

chatterquill
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby chatterquill » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school, top 25 in math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Anthropology
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 157 (65%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not submitting (except where absolutely required)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: REU on topological graph theory at an outside university; presented research at Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, MathFest, and Summer Undergraduate Michigan Mathematics Research Conference. Participated in the Directed Reading Program at home institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding Presentation Award, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America at the 2016 MathFest Conference. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Mathematics. Three merit-based scholarships and prizes awarded by the math department at my home institution. Several merit-based scholarships awarded by my home institution. Honor societies, Academic Excellence Awards, Dean's List.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently work as a math tutor for home institution's athletics department. Extensive tutoring experience (including work with children and vulnerable populations).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong and personal letters of recommendation from distinguished professors. Received glowing feedback on my Statement of Purpose. One graduate level math class. Domestic female.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Terrible GRE scores. Unique math backstory.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
U. Texas-Austin Rejected 4/16.
Duke U. Rejected 1/30.
U. Wisconsin-Madison Waitlisted 2/22. Rejected 4/12.
U. Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Accepted 1/30. Full tuition remission + partial waiver of fees + (at least) $20,840 stipend (plus possible summer appointment). Upgraded 4/10 to one semester on departmental fellowship without teaching. ATTENDING!!!
U. Minnesota-Twin Cities Rejected 4/10.
Northwestern U. Rejected 2/9.
U. Maryland-College Park Rejected 4/16.
Georgia Tech Waitlisted 4/8. Accepted 4/10. Full tuition remission after $25 fee + $26,220 stipend for 12 months + two years fellowship (no teaching, $30,000 stipend, $1,000 travel allowance). Declined 4/12.
Ohio State U. Accepted 2/14. Full tuition remission + full waiver of fees + 85% subsidized health insurance + (at least) $24,160 stipend for the first 12 months (including funded summer with no teaching duties). Early signing incentive $500. Reimbursement for mandatory participation in month-long Headstart Program. Upgraded to first year fellowship 2/22 (first 12 months with no teaching duties and a stipend of at least $25,260). Upgraded 4/2 to a second year on fellowship (24 months of full support totaling at least $50,520 with no teaching duties). Signing bonus added 4/8 (in the amount of $2,300 or $1,600, depending on date of commitment to the program). Declined 4/15.
Stony Brook U. Rejected 3/1.
U. Washington Rejected 3/12.
Penn State U. Accepted 2/27. Full tuition remission + full waiver of academic fees + subsidized health insurance + $25,830 stipend + $2,000 Departmental supplement for first year + guaranteed support for first summer (at least $1,000). Declined 4/10.
Indiana U.-Bloomington Unofficially accepted 2/22. Accepted 3/6. Fee remission + health insurance + stipend of at least $18,100 per year. First year fellowship with $20,000 stipend. Declined 3/31.
U. Utah Waitlisted 2/15. Rejected 4/5.
Washington U.-St. Louis Accepted 1/25 (Skype interview 1/17). Full tuition remission + 90% subsidized health insurance + $26,256 stipend (received detailed award letter 1/29). No teaching duties first year. Declined 3/31.
Michigan State U. Accepted 2/14. Full tuition remission + $18,250 stipend (plus possible summer appointment with $6,000 stipend). No teaching duties first year (only weekly work in the math learning center). Upgraded 3/15 to an Early Start Fellowship ($6,000 summer support prior to beginning the program, awarded by the College of Natural Science Graduate Committee). Declined 4/12.
U. Oregon Accepted 1/29. Full tuition remission + health insurance + $17,870 stipend (possible summer appointment brings total to $21,868). No teaching duties first year. Declined 4/12.
North Carolina State U. Accepted 2/4. Full tuition remission + health insurance + $18,000 stipend (plus possible summer appointment). TA terms and conditions TBD. Declined 2/15.
U. Georgia
U. Nebraska-Lincoln Accepted 2/11. Full tuition remission + 79% subsidized health insurance + $16,000 stipend (plus possible summer appointment). Declined 2/15.
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ssdjklp
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ssdjklp » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: UC SB/I/SD/D/SC
Major(s): Applied Math, Computer Science, Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA:3.56
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 155 (69%)
V: 169 (96%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (61%) :oops:

TOEFL Score: Waived (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math focusing on Logics and Foundations / Applied Math focusing on optimizations

Research Experience: No..Just some projects for upper level courses. :oops:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: No... :oops:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research & Development Engineer at a FinTech company
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No.... :oops:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: A pretty weak personal statement..

Applying to Where:
School - UC San Diego ( Optimization )
School - UC Davis ( Optimization / Logic )
School - UC Irvine ( Optimization )
School - UC Santa Cruz
School - U of Colorado, Boulder
School - U of Washington ------------ Rejected (2019-01-27)
School - Rutgers ( Optimization )
School - Notre Dame ( Logic )
School - U Boston ( Logic )
School - RPI ( Optimization )
School - Dartmouth ( Logic )

I do not know which schools are reach/match/safety. Just applied the schools I like.

alubaha
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby alubaha » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: UC in North Cali not Berkeley
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.93, Math GPA:3.98
Type of Student: International male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 149 (41%) :cry:
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (88%) Oct 2018

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Pure Math Phd

Research Experience: Started an independent study on representation theory since junior year and wrote a paper for graduating with honor but nothing special.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special except dean list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for two undergraduate courses and worked as a mentor for AWM society.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will finish 11 graduate courses at my home school (quarter system) and did two graduate courses at Berkeley as an exchange student. Participated in math competitions at my home university and got a reasonable score for Putnam competition. Out of three recommendation letters, I hoped two of them are strong, one from my thesis advisor and the other from a well-known retired topologist.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Interest area: representation theory related to algebraic combinatorics; algebraic geometry.

Applying to Where: Pure Math Phd
Reach:
As I expected
Harvard Rejected :( 02/06
Columbia Rejected :( 02/07
UC Berkeley Rejected :( 02/06

UCLA

Match:
Duke - Admitted :D 01/28
UT Austin
UCSD - Admitted :D 01/29
U Washington
Brown

Safety:
UVA Declined Good Luck!!!
USC Declined 01/30 Good Luck!!!
UC Davis Admitted :D 01/29
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penzeer2
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:45 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby penzeer2 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midwest State School 75-100
Major(s): Math B.S
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169
V: 162
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (70%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, hedging on Applied Math at some places 8). I want to study hyperbolic PDEs.
Research Experience: ~One year of research resulting in no papers—in retrospect this was more like extracurricular learning. Senior thesis? Had opportunity to travel to MIT for summer school in PDEs/Mathematical GR. Attended research conference at home university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department Scholarships, University scholarships, obtained a research grant from university for undergraduate research.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored calc/stats
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Well connected letter writers
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took a very heavy course load in exclusively math. Will have taken 25 math courses, 13 of which are considered graduate level. Due to university's grad. program, however, many of these would not be considered graduate level at other schools, i.e grad analysis =/= baby Rudin. Due to research opportunities, I wrote very specifically in my personal statement about what I wanted to accomplish/study in grad school.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Minnesota-Twin Cities - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
Texas-Austin - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
Georgia Tech - Pure Math Ph.D / Admitted on (1/25)
Penn State - Pure Math Ph.D / Admitted on (1/30)
Vanderbilt - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
Brown - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
UPenn AMCS - Applied Math Ph. D / Pending on (1/30)
Princeton - Applied Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
NYU - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
UCSD - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
Carnegie Mellon - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)
Indiana - Pure Math Ph.D / Pending on (1/30)

riffraff11235
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby riffraff11235 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Physics and Mathematics
GPA: 3.84 Overall, 3.79 Math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (61%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics (Number Theory) PhD

Research Experience: Single semester thesis course on algebraic topology, two semesters of physics research (AMO), numerous research internships in physics over the past 7 years (been with my current group since June 2017), 3 publications (all conference proceedings)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List all semesters, academic honor society, presidential scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Helped out with a few math-related events in the past year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of research experience (though not in math), one relatively famous professor at my school offered to write me a letter and helped me edit my statement, got a 10 on the 2017 Putnam (72nd percentile)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: No grad courses or math REUs

Applying to Where:
Columbia University - Pure Math - Rejected 2/7
MIT - Pure Math - Rejected on 2/12
Princeton University - Pure Math - Rejected 1/30
Ohio State University - Pure Math - Rejected 3/6
University of Michigan - Pure Math - Rejected 3/20
University of California, Berkeley - Pure Math - Rejected 2/6
Brown University - Pure Math - Rejected 2/15
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Pure Math - Waitlisted 2/18 - Rejected 4/25
Boston University - Pure Math - Rejected 3/19
Dartmouth College - Pure Math - Waitlisted 3/4 - Rejected 4/15

3/20 - Looks like more waiting for me....
3/26 - I guess that's what I get for being too honest about my shortcomings in my statement of purpose....
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lzxnl » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:04 pm

Undergrad Institution: International, one of the highest ranked in the country
Masters Institution: Same as above
Major(s): Applied Mathematics (Diploma, Masters), Physics (Bachelors)
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%)

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program applying: Applied Mathematics PhD

Research experience: 1 summer project on fluid mechanics + student conference, masters thesis on rarefied gas dynamics which my supervisor is rapt about, writing a paper soon, original work
Awards/Honours/Recognitions: Freshman maths award, scholarship in masters all semesters for academic merit, dean's list first and third year undergrad (not second year because exchange)
Pertinent activities/jobs: Have tutored every maths subject completed in my first two years of undergrad, as well as a few from my third year and one from my masters.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Masters supervisor works at Caltech half the year as a professor (which means supervision in that semester is indeed challenging ): )
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Consistently did more subjects than the standard work load, consistently did subjects without the prerequisites and performed well in them (like graduate level Electromagnetism as a sophomore, graduate level Stochastic Calculus without having taken measure-theoretic probability)

Applying to Where:
MIT - Accepted 8/2, 30k fellowship, going :D
Harvard - Rejected 7/2
NYU Courant - Rejected 12/4
Caltech - Rejected 23/2
UCLA - Rejected 19/4
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Accepted unofficially 5/2, officially 6/2
Brown University - Accepted unofficially 31/1, officially 22/2
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